Brisbane Square / Denton Corker Marshall

© John Gollings

Architects: Denton Corker Marshall
Location: , Austrlia
Sustainability Consultant: EMF Griffiths
Services Consultant: Norman Disney Young
Structural Engineer: Qantec McWilliams
Builder: Baulderstone Hornibrook
Project Area: 48,262 sqm
Photographs: John Gollings

Designed to be an important social and cultural hub for the city, the ground plane is dedicated to the public domain. The tower sits six storeys above the ground, opening the street level to public use and open space. Four low-rise sticks housing mainly the council’s library, customer service centre and other office space, provide slashes of colour floating over the urban plaza. At ground level, retail and food amenities service the public domain.

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© John Gollings

There are two distinct sections to the tower: yellow sticks set apart the top ten levels for use by other tenants, while a perforated sunscreen over the glass façade demarcates the offices of the city council. The sunscreen illustrates the council’s commitment to ESD principles and provides a distinct identity for the council.

© John Gollings

Located in a key urban position, Brisbane Square is a gateway to the city and a distinctive addition to the city’s skyline.

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Cite: "Brisbane Square / Denton Corker Marshall" 30 Oct 2010. ArchDaily. Accessed 25 May 2015. <>
  • gk

    Living in brisbane this building already looks dated. i admire the aim of the architects but it does not meet expectations

  • up_today_arch

    For me… this combination of bold colors looks nice…

  • edge

    even though some people like this building, i don’t in a quick summary its is an eye sore